Established through a six-year expendable gift from the Dow Chemical Company, the Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan supports full-time graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at the University of Michigan who are committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability solutions on local-to-global scales. The program aspires to prepare future sustainability leaders to make a positive difference in organizations worldwide.
The diverse array of fellows brings together many relevant interests related to water, energy, health, consumption, green chemistry, transportation, built environment, climate change, biodiversity, human behavior, environmental law, and public policy, among others. The program comprises masters/professional degree, doctoral, and postdoctoral fellows, who engage with one another within and across cohorts, thrive on collaboration, learn to employ interdisciplinary thinking, experience diverse stakeholder perspectives, and implement projects with significant potential for impact on local-to-global scales.
Please visit the Resources section (see links to the right) for program details—including funding levels and application requirements. Key dates for the different components of the Dow Sustainability Fellows program are noted below.
- Masters & Professional: Nominations were due from Schools/Colleges by October 27, 2013, and applications from nominees were due by Nov. 11, 2013. Click here for an announcement of the first-year winners.
- Doctoral: A "Call for Proposals" for the next cohort of doctoral fellows will be issued in December. "Intent to Apply" letters were due by Feb. 3, 2014. Click here for the RFP.
- Postdoctoral: Applications for the next cohort of postdocs were due by Dec. 13, 2013; those accepted will start in Sept. 2014.
- Dow Distinguished Awards: Full proposals are due by Aug. 1, 2014. Click here for an announcement about the first-year winners.